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themselves? here is cnn's chief correspondent, dana bash. >> reporter: pain from forced spending cuts is a week away. and lawmakers are preparing their aides for fallout that could hit them like other government workers. >> we re-budgeted with a 10% cut in mind. >> we had to let people go last year, because we anticipated at least a 60% cut. >> reporter: but get this, the very people who voted to put the cuts in place won't see any change to their own $174,000 paychecks. they're exempt, they didn't include their salaries in the spending cuts. so before lawmakers left town with a week-long recess, without doing anything about the cuts, we took an informal survey. do you think you should take a pay cut as well. >> well, certainly, we're all in it together and are suffering together. >> reporter: most lawmakers from both parties said yes. would you take a pay cut? >> absolutely. >> reporter: but cutting their pay cuts is not so easy, the amendment prohibits them from changing pay until the next election. but they can get creative. ironically, some tea party backers who voted to slash spe
an explosive report on a gay lobby lurking in the vatican. cnn's senior international correspondent ben wedeman is in rome. >> they are blasting in uncharacteristically strong terms, fredricka, are these reports, reports that appeared in a daily newspaper, "la repubblica" and a week live magazine panorama which suggests that indeed this group of three cardinals who were assigned by pope benedict to look into wrongdoing in the vatican found or allegedly uncovered, according to these publications a network of gay priests within the vatican who were being blackmailed according to these reports by a network of male prostitutes in rome. now, the vatican is roundly denying that these reports taking place, accusing the italian media of trying to influence the conclave, that group of 116 cardinals who will be meeting in the next few weeks in rome or rather in the vatican city to elect the next pope. fredricka in. >> in general, are people taking this report seriously throughout rome, or is there some reticence to embrace it? >> well, that depends who you speak to. now, some of the so-called veteran vat
on cnn. much more coming up here in "the situation room" as well. >>> meanwhile, a surprise announcement by president obama. the man who led allied forces in afghanistan is retiring from the united states military. the marine corps john allen was on track to become nato's next supreme commander but he's stepping down because of health issues in his family. the president calls general allen one of america's finest military leaders. now he will retire. >>> let's get to one of the most daring robberies we've seen in some time. thieves dressed as police broke into an airport in europe, got into a plane's cargo hold, and got away with some $50 million in diamonds. cnn's tom foreman has the details which sound straight out of a film from hollywood. what happened here, tom? >> you're right, wolf. here's brussels, belgian, and this is what happened. this airplane was getting ready to leave from the airport for a short little flight over to zurich. what they didn't know at that time is that two vehicles with eight robbers, according to authorities, were cutting a fence down here and getting on to
for keeping me company here at cnn as i was in for brooke baldwin. i want to take you to "the situation room" with wolf blitzer because he starts right now. and let's take a look at the "closing bell." you heard alison kosik say we're not going to hit the 14,164 today but we there is a lot going on in washington with the sequester and we have to hope that we are going to be seeing these kinds of numbers, wolf. we certainly hope it for a long time. but depending on what -- depending on what washington does, we'll have to see if it sticks. wolf blitzer? >>> thanks very much. happening now, forced budget cuts just days away. we're going to show you three ways the across the board spending reductions could impact you. >>> also, a diamond heist right out of the movies. $50 million worth of stolen diamonds from an airplane. how they got away. it might surprise you. >>> plus, a horse meat scandal spreads to one of the world's largest food companies. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> congress did it, congress can undo it. president obama is warning of dire consequences for all of
reeva steenkamp, by accident. prosecutors say the killing was intentional and premeditated. cnn's robyn curnow is joining us from johannasberg, south africa. the prosecutor's laid out their plan. how did they do? >> reporter: it was like a roller coaster. i felt like i was watching a television drama. initially when the prosecutor laid out their case, they gave damning evidence and found two boxes of testosterone and syringes in his house. by the time the defense came in after lunch, bit by bit they ripped apart the state's evidence and unravelled quite spectacularly at one stage because there was quite an interesting exchange between oscar pistorius' lawyers and the investigating officer and he said, well, how do you know this is testosterone? have you tested it yet? and he said, no, i just read the label on the box. and he said, if you had gone to any pharmacy or any chemist, would you know that this is a herbal medicine. that's the kind of interchange taking place. also, the investigating officer really looking quite red-faced by the end of his stint. he admitted that he he didn't we
. the hotel would not speak to cnn but did notify guests about a quote and health and safety condition. guests tell us if they leave they don't get a refund. if they stay they must sign this legal agreement releasing the hotel of legal liability. it says if guests stay, quote, you do so at your own risk and peril. this gruesome discovery in the latest chapter for a dark history. two serial killers have lived here including the night stalker found guilty of killing 13 people in the 1980s. he lived on the 14th floor host tell. >> he was living here during his killing spree, going out at night and killing people. >> this is just the latest unusual chapter? >> i it is. it's the sort of thing hard to forget because it's such a graphic and disturbing story. >> very graphic and disturbing. later on today we'll find out what the health department has to say. >> can you imagine that? >> you find out that's what is it. here's more of what we're working on this hour. thousands of companies hacked. yes thousands. we'll have the "new york times" journalist reporting this after the newspaper itself was atta
keith sweat, the actor alex krapovsky who plays "ray" on "girls." "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. see you back here tomorrow morning. >>> happening now, the motivation of a killer, newtown shooter adam lanza reportedly trying to outkill norway mastermind anders breivik. also remembering reeva. >> we have to keep reeva in our hearts forever. >> reporter: the girlfriend of oscar pistorius laid to rest this morning as he goes before a judge, charged with premeditated murder. the stunning, new details coming out of court. >>> plus spying on america. new concerns this morning that a secret ive chinese military grop is hacking into computers. >>> plus this -- >> are you going to want me home? >> you have poor social skills. you have a problem. >> i have a problem? you say more inappropriate things than inappropriate things. >> jennifer lawrence on "the hunger games" "silver linings" and "the paparazzi." we're live in "the newsroom." good morning, thank you so much for joining me. i'm carol costello. in an emotionally wrenching hearing today a judge refused to downgrade
on earth has already squeezed you out. >> better you than me. >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> that's it for us. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, the president hits the road to stop forced spending cuts, but is this another game of chicken with the gop, or do either have a real plan? plus, a missing woman found dead in a water tank on top of a hotel. a deadly mystery found out by hotel residents when the water tasted fun. it's right out of csi. >>> and new developments in the oscar pistorius case tonight. what the prosecution claims it found in the olympian's house. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, a little less confrontation, a little more action. a lot of people want that. it was a song made famous by elvis presley, but apparently not something that is so popular in washington. we're nine days away now from the forced spending cuts that are going to take effect, and while we may be short on time, we are not short on blame. president obama for one was busy today with no less than eight loca
denies any involvement in the chhacking of american companies. a cnn crew chased by a company in shanghai. a live report. >>> topping business news, is apple's shine fading? google taking over wall street. is it now time to buy? >> wednesday, february 20th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. "starting point" this morning is the oscar pistorius case. we could hear in the olympic tax star accused of murdering his girlfriend will be allowed to get bail. an investigator says he does not oppose bail. that comes in day two of the bail hearing. first officer on the scene testified he believes pistorius' actions were in no way self-defense. he conceded there were no signs of an assault on reeva steenkamp's body. no indications they had defended herself. he said two boxes of testosterone and needles were found. the defense saying that wasn't testosterone, a legal, herbal medication. and new details coming to light on what happened before the shooting. rob robyn kurnow breaking down some of the developments for thus morning. >> reporter: what's happening in describing what's
of the airport within minutes. it is cnn's top international news story today. >>> of course, we are talking about the olympic star pistorius. everybody is following this. everybody is talking about this. it is really quite amazing. another night we're going to spend in jail. we don't know the outcome, whether he's going to be released on bail. this is playing out. this is pretoria, south africa. the judge didn't decide on bail for the double amputee sprinter oscar pistorius. >> the funny thing is this sounds like a trial already. you're hearing all the evidence. the defense lawyers and prosecutors arguing over eyewitness accounts and various other pieces of evidence. got to remember, it's just a bail hearing to decide if pistorius should be free while the justice system does its thing. remember it's not even been a week since the olympic runner's girlfriend was shot to death in his home. cnn's robyn curnow is in pretoria following things now. >> reporter: more interesting details on what prosecutors say happened valentine's day morning and countercharges from the defense. according to prose
, soft person. >> cnn's robyn curnow is covering the story from pretoria. i spoke with her just a short time ago. so, robyn, it's important to remember all of these new details are surfacing in a bail hearing. this is not a murder trial as yet. can you explain how the court system works had there, and what is in store for pistorius? >> reporter: well, this has been a bit of a trial within a trial, hasn't it? it's just a bail hearing, but we've been hearing all sorts of evidence from both sides. in fact, the state kind of laying their cards on the table. now that isn't surprising. that often happens here in south africa particularly with such a high profile and, of course, important case, premeditated murder, you know, is a very key and upon charge. so a lot of -- a lot to pull out and try to 0 defend that. in terms of the actual process, there might be a trial by the end of the year at the soonest, the south african court systems, there's backlogs, it's very slow. so they're going to try to hurry it up because it's obviously a high-profile case. you know, the wheels of justice turn very
, but they are still investigating. >>> tonight, cnn has learned that the army has revoked the promotion of paula broadwell. her involvement with david petraeus led to his resignation. broadwell has been approved to a promotion to lieutenant colonel from major last summer. she has been under investigation for having classified information in her home without permission. around army regulations, it says that if new information comes to light within six months of a promotion date, you could be deemed ineligible for that promotion. her security clearance also has not been reinstated. >>> well, with a new term comes a new official portrait and there's a lot of talk about first lady michelle obama's new -- it's still new -- new haircut. much of the talk surrounding the first lady's bangs came from the first lady herself. in an interview with rachael ray, obama jokes that her bangs are part of a quote/unquote mid-life crisis and she says getting a sports car and going bungee jumping are off-limits, at least while she's in the white house, i guess. the portrait was taken in the white house green room ab
" starts right now. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> welcome, everybody. you're watching "starting point." breaking news. olympic runner oscar pistorius reveals why he shot his girlfriend. that as a judge decides if the so-called blade runner can get out of jail. while he's before the judge, reeva steenkamp's family lays her to rest. live team coverage from south africa. a developing story we're following as well. shocking new report that links a chinese military to multiple u.s. computer hacks. >> and more breaking news. cnn learning eight masked thieves have made off with 50 million from brussels airport. plus, a 1-70 million chance. not only that a texas woman give birth to quadruplets. but two sets of identical twins. coming up, meet manuel and tessa montalvo and the kids, live. >>> new trouble discovered with the dreamliner's batteries. that and more in my business report. >>> tuesday, february 19th. "starting point" begins now. >>> all right. welcome, everybody. breaking news this morning in the oscar pistorius murder case. pistorius releasing a statement about premeditated murder
u.s. computer hacks. >> and more breaking news. cnn learning eight masked thieves have made off with 50 million from brussels airport. plus, a 1-70 million chance. not only that a texas woman give birth to quadruplets. but two sets of identical twins. coming up, meet manuel and tessa montalvo and the kids, live. >>> new trouble discovered with the dreamliner's batteries. that and more in my business report. >>> tuesday, february 19th. "starting point" begins now. >>> all right. welcome, everybody. breaking news this morning in the oscar pistorius murder case. pistorius releasing a statement about premeditated murder charges against him saying this. i fail to understand how i could be charged with murder as i had no intention to kill my girlfriend. at his bail hearing, still going on as we speak, the judge ruling that premeditated murder charge, the severest charge in south african law, will stand and that makes it highly unlikely that the olympian, accused of killing his girlfriend, will be given any kind of bail. these new pictures of pistorius in court this morning. he was sob
all the developments mean with cnn legal contributor paul callan. >>> developing overnight, the search is on for victims in the rubble of a done town kansas city restaurant after a natural gas explosion. take a look at those pictures. it was happy hour at j.j.'s one of the city's most popular restaurants, when the explosion literally ripped the roof off. residents nearby say a lot of the buildings shook. two people are missing and dozens were hurt in the blast and fire which may have been triggered by an accident involving a utility contractor. cnn's ted allow larowlands is l kansas city for us. >> reporter: at this point, they have suspended the search for the two missing people, a man and woman. the explosion took place just after 6:00 last night at a very popular restaurant which is now completely gone. the explosion can which witnesses say could be felt blocks away instantly engulfed brie flying into the air. >> i just live two blocks down. brie flying into the air. >> i just live two blocks down. we felt it shaking. >> reporter: reports of the smell of gas an hour before the explo
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